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February 4-7, 2003
This week, contractors poured the wall for the north exterior stairwell. Although rain one day this week slowed the project a little, they formed rebar on the North side of the first floor slab and started taking down forms on the South half of the first floor. They installed trusses on the H&R building and contnued to install insulation on the sub-basement ceiling. Later this week, they received two large desiccant units and off loaded them onto the construction yard. Since they arrived as two large units, they will have to be broken down by a manufacturer representative, as they cannot fit in the designated site area as is.
February 10-14, 2003
This week, JESCO completed concrete work on the top floor slab. They continued ceiling installation in the sub basement and formed columns and walls for the first floor. They backfilled around the electrical vault in the parking lot and continued mechanical work in the H & R building as well as installing trusses there. Tomorrow they will probably pour some columns and walls for the new wing.
February 10, 2003
On Monday, February 10, workers began pouring the concrete slab of the first floor on the north side of the new wing.
February 17-21, 2003
This week, the workers continued picking up the pace with the construction project. They also installed rebar from the basement level up to the first floor and poured the Northeast area wall and footing on that side of the building. Columns were poured from the first floor to the mezzanine (24 in all). The North and south stairwells were poured up to the first floor level also. Sub-contractors started forming from the first floor level to the mezannine also. Outside the building, the sub-contractors continued backfilling around the building. They are now within three feet of the required level and have backfilled over 30 feet around the building. Sub-contractors also continued installing insulation in the sub-basement and also removed re-shoring from the sub-basement. Other sub-contractors continued electrical "rough in" in the new wing and the H & R buiulding. The only problem encountered was a delay in excavating the South side of Washington Ave. to permit installation of the storm sewer. The City Water Works board found that our projected new sewer line for the building was too close to the existing line. The architect's consulting firm is designing a work-around fix for the problem.
Updated: February 26, 2003
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